Schwartz Fellowship

2015 Schwartz Fellow: Yang Yang

Yang Yang is a member of Soni Lacefield’s lab. Yang’s research focuses on the fundamental genetic question of the mechanisms of proper chromosome segregation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a species of yeast. She developed a new microscopy method to analyze the mechanism of Bub3’s role in metaphase progression. She is the first author on a paper published in The Journal of Cell Biology, and the paper is highlighted in the Biobytes podcast. She and Dr. Lacefield were also invited by The Cell Cycle to write a feature article regarding this finding. Yang is also a second author of a paper that was published in PLOS Genetics.